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JIhle
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HDMI Audio only Stereo, though it should be 8 channel i.e. 7.1

Hey guys,

 

I bought myself an Intel NUC8i5BEK, paired with G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2400 CL16 2x 8GB and a Silicon Power P34A80 256GB M.2 SSD. I'm using Win 10 Pro 1909 64 Bit.

I wanted to use it as an HTPC able to play 4k60 HDR and even some lighter games.

Now I first tried it with an HDMI Audio Extractor, because the Screen I'm currently using (Samsung U28D590D) doesn't have speakers, with an S/PDIF cable from there to my Logitech Z906. Only Stereo available.

Then I tried my dad's TV (Sasmung UE60F7090) that is paired with a Yahama YSP-4000. Still only Stereo.

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Alberto_R_Intel
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JIhle, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

For this specific scenario what we can try first is to update the BIOS of the Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i5BEK to the latest one, which is version 0077:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29282/BIOS-Update-BECFL357-86A-?product=126147

 

Also, please install the latest Realtek* High Definition Audio driver version 6.0.8716.1:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28433/Realtek-High-Definition-Audio-Driver-for-Windows-10-...

 

In the following links you will find the steps to configure the Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i5BEK as Home Theater:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000008497/intel-nuc.html

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/Configure-Surround-Sound.pdf

 

Once you get the chance, please let us know the results of trying the steps above.

 

Regards,

Alberto R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

Alberto_R_Intel
Moderator
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Hello JIhle, I just wanted to check if the information posted previously was useful for you and if you need further assistance on this matter?

 

Regards,

Alberto R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

Alberto_R_Intel
Moderator
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Hello JIhle, Since I have not heard back from you, we are closing the case, but if you have any additional questions, just reply back or post a new question.

 

Regards,

Alberto R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

NGran7
Beginner
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Actually I believe this is a Windows 7 problem. My nVidia card cooked on me so I'm back to my integrated Radeonn HD 3300 via HDMI, and it is the same way, 2 channel only walgreenslistens. However, prior to installing that nVidia card I was using Vista on this machine, and I had 7.1 and even dolby digital working to my Sony AV receiver.

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